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Homeland Security asks federal prosecutors to pursue charges against leaders of sanctuary cities

January 18, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Homeland Security asks federal prosecutors to pursue charges against leaders of sanctuary cities Hoomeland Seecurity Director Kirstjen Nielsen

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed that her department has requested that federal prosecutors lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that decline to cooperate with federal deportation measures.

“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Nielsen said while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

Her confirmation took place after California’s sanctuary law went into effect on January 1st.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan indicated that those policies put his officers and communities at greater risk because they have to detain illegals out in the community.

Kirstjen Homan told The Washington Times last year he wanted to have local officials charged as complicit in human smuggling if they protected illegals through sanctuary policies.

Homan reiterated that demand in an interview with Fox News earlier this year, eliciting a firestorm of criticism.

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